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The best hotels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf. It is also a sort of city-state as it is one of the seven emirates that make up the country. First settled around 7000 BC, the earliest recorded mention of Dubai was however only in 1095 by Abu Abdullah al-Bakri, an Andalusian-Arab geographer. An important trade location over the centuries thanks to its proximity to Iran, Dubai became the important city we know now only after 1969 when the oil started flowing. It was then that Dubai started turning into a global city, and one of the greatest business hubs of the Middle East. While iconic due to its skyscrapers - Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is located here - Dubai offers much more to visitors coming here including attractions like the Dubai Museum, the Bastakiya District, and the Jumeirah Mosque. If you are planning a visit to Dubai, whether for business or pleasure, why not book a room in a hotel? There you will have comfort and privacy you would not find anywhere else, like an en-suite room, room service, 24h reception, and often a swimming pool. Simply scroll down the list provided and choose the hotel that best suits your needs.
When organizing your trip you should know that Dubai features a hot desert climate. This means that summer (June to September) is windy and humid as well as hot in the extreme as temperatures can easily reach 106°C. Winter goes from December to late February but even then the city is quite hot as temperatures rarely fall below 57°C. Known for its tourism, Dubai organizes many festivals throughout the year to entertain its visitors, Some of the most popular include: - The Dubai International Jazz Festival (February-March). Attracting music lovers from all over the world, the event features live performances of international artists like Jamie Callum, Robin Gibb, and Stanley Jordan. - Art Dubai (March-April). Held annually, this art fair is a great showcase for local artists as it draws on the city's interesting mix of artists, art curators, and art lovers. - The Dubai World Cup (March-April). Dubbed 'the richest horse race in the world', it features a 10 million US dollar prize and it attracts horse owners and jockeys from all over the world. - The Festival of Taste (April-May). Dedicated to food lovers, this week-long event includes dishes prepared by top chefs as well as cooking demonstrations and discussion panels.
Dubai is a hot spot four tourism thanks to its beautiful white beaches where you will be able to enjoy the sunshine as well as practice water sports like parasailing, diving, and fishing. However, there are many things you can see and do inside the city too, and a list of the most popular include: - The Bastakiya District. One of the last Old Dubai districts remaining, it features a traditional atmosphere thanks to the typical architecture of its buildings. - The Dubai Museum. Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in the country's history, the tour starts at the al-Fahidi fort. Underneath the fort, furthermore, is a video showing the development of Dubai as well as the reconstruction on a traditional souq. - The Jumeirah Mosque. The largest mosque in the city, it is built in the medieval Fatimid style and it is considered one of the best examples of Islamic architecture. - The Burj Khalifa. The tallest structure in the world, it features dozens of shops and it allows tourists to reach the observation deck located halfway up the tower from which one can enjoy breathtaking views of the city. - The Dubai Fountain. Featuring jets shooting water up to 500 ft, this is the largest dancing fountain in the world and its daily show is something you definitely do not want to miss if you are visiting Dubai.
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